Where to start your Belize journey? On the Placencia peninsula, where ocean and lagoon coasts offer a true education in marine ecology. In terms of location, visitors couldn’t find a more eco-friendly place to stay than Laru Beya Resort where you can count on these 7 ecotourism benefits.
1. Sojourn at a location dedicated to the preservation of a vast array of life forms. From manatees hanging out within the safety of the Placencia lagoon to adventures that introduce you to Belize’s protected wildlife that include a jaguar preserve and a whole host of cats calling Belize home, you’ll understand why this area of Belize is so often compared to Eden.
2. By staying at Laru Beya, you’ll be near quaint towns spanning the 16-mile-long peninsula and by shopping and patronizing eateries, cultural sites, markets, shops, and pubs, you help the economy and therefore make sure that nobody must hunt down endangered species to make a living.
3. Nothing compares to a Belize cultural immersion that contributes to the nation’s resiliency. Though English is the country’s primary language, migrations from around the world form a community made up of Chinese, Creole, East Indian, European, Garifuna, Lebanese, Mayan, Mennonite, and Mestizo peoples. This rich mix of traditions, beliefs and folkways make Belize the most diverse nation in Central America.
4. Because the nation has kept a large portion of its land undeveloped, Belize’s ecosystem thrives – on both land and sea. Jungles, forests, protected ocean waters and stringent laws that assure exploited species do not go extinct, Belize’s government takes a large share of responsibility for helping to maintain a natural balance so there are plenty of natural resources for wildlife to thrive.
5. See for yourself the array of ecotourism experiences posted on Laru Beya’s Belize Nature and Jungle tour page. They include a visit to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary where endangered wildcats are protected, the Monkey Riverboat cruise and hike taking you deep into Howler monkey territory, and tropical bird watching activities that could lead to encounters with 580+ species of birds.
6. Support local creatives by visiting Placencia Village where tourism dollars help artisans continue their artistic journeys, many of whom use “found” materials that would otherwise have been discarded. Bring home one-of-a-kind treasures that include wood carvings, paintings, sculptures, and handicrafts.
7. Is it possible to save money and promote Belize’s eco-tourism movement? It is at Laru Beya where artfully crafted Belize all inclusive vacation packages cover lodgings, meals, amenities, and more. There’s more: the resort’s current Belize special comes with deeper discounts if booked by January 15th 2023, for travel through May 30, 2023.
See for yourself why Belize ecotourism efforts are held up as models in Central America simply by taking advantage of a holiday location that’s only a few hours by plane from the U.S. and a million miles away from all the stress you’ve been living under of late!